17 terms

Medical Suffixes

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-ia
Condition (e.g. pneumon-)
-ism
Disease from a specific cause; process (e.g. hypothyroid-)
-itis
Infection or inflammation of (e.g. tonsil-)
-megaly
Enlargement (e.g. cardio-)
-oma
Mass, tumor (e.g. carcin-)
-osis
Condition, process (e.g. psych-)
-pathy
Disease (e.g. arthro- [disease of a joint])
-ation
Being, having, process (e.g. urin-)
-ion
Action, condition (e.g. digest-)
-ectomy
Surgical removal (e.g. append-)
-gram
Picture, record (e.g. mammo-)
-graphy
Process of recording (e.g. mammo-)
-metry
Process of measuring (e.g. spiro-)
-scope
Instrument used to examine (e.g. colono-)
-scopy
Process of using an instrument to examine (e.g. colono-)
-stomy
Surgically created opening (e.g. colo-)
-tomy
Process of cutting, incision (e.g. laparo- [abdomen])